Firefox on Fedora: No longer funny
drago01 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 9 10:58:25 UTC 2011
On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 12:50 PM, Christoph Wickert
<christoph.wickert at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Am Sonntag, den 09.10.2011, 11:34 +0200 schrieb drago01:
>> On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 11:43 PM, Christoph Wickert
>> <christoph.wickert at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> > Since Mozilla switched to the new rapid release model, Firefox in Fedora
>> > is no longer fun: Every 6 weeks a new major version hits our stable
>> > release and breaks Firefox horribly:
>> > * My favorite extensions (and actually the only thing that keeps
>> > me using FF) stop working. In the last 7 weeks I had to pitch in
>> > three times and update packages to get things working again.
>> > Sometimes there is not even an update available upstream.
>> Which extensions are you talking about? The ones I use never caused an
>> such issues.
> For example mozilla-adblockplus or chatzilla, also German language packs
> or dictionaries.
The later works for me No idea about chatzilla. Adblock plus (the
upstream version) works for me.
>> > * Firefox falls back to English as there is no language pack
>> > provided. I have to go go the FTP server and download and
>> > install the XPI file manually.
>> Something is broken on your system.
>> rpm -qV firefox should tell you that.
> rpm's verify gives no output, so everything is ok. Even if I create a
> new firefox profile I have the same problem.
>> > So what can we do to improve the situation?
>> > 1. Can we bring back the language packs as part of the packages?
>> They are already there.
> Indeed, they are there, but stopped working at some point. At least for
Sounds like some kind of bug you implied that they where removed "no
language pack provided" and "bring them back" which isn't the case.
So file a bug please.
>> > 2. Can the FF maintainers make sure that all maintainers of
>> > extensions get notified of changes *before* release of a new
>> > package?
>> Which maintainers are you talking about? Packaged extensions or
>> upstream extension maintainers?
> Packaged extensions of course, notifying upstream doesn't make much
>> > 3. Can someone (I'm looking at you, QA) make sure all extensions
>> > are still compatible?
>> That's already one of the test cases but you can't expect people to
>> test every extension in the world.
> No, but the packaged ones. It is the FF maintainers duty to notify
> extension maintainers in advance . If they are proven packagers they
> could also fix the extensions themselves. If not they should apply for
That just reminds me while packing firefox extensions is not a good idea.
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